Taroko Gorge Day Tour from Taipei by Train

  • Operation DayTuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
  • DepartureMorning
  • Duration1 Day
  • Pick-up Time06:10
  • Vehicle Type43-seater bus, 20-seater mini bus or 9-seater mini van (according to the number of participants)
  • Meeting PointExit East 2 of Taipei Main Station (near the train locomotive installation)
  • Drop-off PointTaipei Main Station


  • Discover the wonders of the world’s biggest marble gorge—Taroko Gorge
  • Take in the stunning view of the soaring marble cliffs while rambling through the trails
  • Enjoy a scenic train ride along the east coast of Taiwan
  • Witness the beauty of the most romantic beach in Taiwan—Qixingtan Beach
  • Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 1 participant


Famed for the stunning marble gorge, Taroko National Park is regarded as one of the top nature wonders in Asia. If you are traveling from Taipei, a train journey can be an attractive option to start your adventure, which offers you a chance to experience a different mode of transportation, and connect with the local people.

The awe-inspiring deep gorge cut by the flow of water for millions of years resulted in the natural masterpieces such as Swallow Grotto Trail, Tunnel of Nine Turns, etc. On this one-day tour, you will ramble through the trails in the gorge while enjoying the stunning view of the soaring marble cliffs. Make sure you have enough storage space on your phone! The beauty of Taroko Gorge will make you want to capture every moment.

Additionally, you will also visit the classic attractions in Hualien County during this tour: the marble factory and Qixingtan Beach.

  • 06:10

    Meet Edison Tour’s representative at the Exit East 2 of Taipei Main Station (near the train locomotive installation)

    Meet Edison Tour’s representative in the early morning, and then take an express train bound for Hualien on your own. Don’t worry! Just sit back and enjoy this 3-hour journey.

  • 06:25

    Entrain for Hualien (#204, ETD 06:25, ETA 09:30)

  • 09:40

    Enbus for the Archway of Taroko Gorge

    Upon your arrival in Hualien, your tour guide will greet you at the train station. Your one-day tour to Taroko Gorge National Park will start from the Archway of Taroko Gorge. This remarkable arch not only serves as the gateway to Taroko Gorge but also stands as a profound symbol of the dedication of those who built the Central Cross-Island Highway. Take advantage of this moment to capture your joyful smile alongside this iconic landmark.

    From the entry to Tianxiang, this 20km section of Central Cross-Island Highway winding through the steep marble cliffs and tunnels of the gorge will blow you away.

    Taroko Gorge Gateway

  • 10:10-11:00

    Shakadang Trail

    Your first stop is Shakadang Trail, one of the most popular hiking trails in Taroko National Park, also known as “Mysterious Valley Trail”. 

    The river gently flowing through the marble boulders as you meanders along the trail in parallel. The turquoise blue water of the river is crystal clear that you can see the riverbed from above. 

  • 11:20-11:50

    Swallow Grotto Trail

    The next stop of your Taroko Gorge tour is Swallow Grotto Trail. The potholes on the cliff surface were created by the ground water and the rapid stream of the river. In the past, they were the natural nesting location of swallows, hence the name.

    Walking through the tunnels, you will be amazed by the stunning views of the marble cliffs reaching up to the sky.  

  • 12:20-13:20


    Your lunch will be served in a restaurant in Taroko National Park.

    Indigenous Lunch Set Indigenous Lunch Set

  • 13:25

    Cimu Bridge (pass by)

    After lunch, you will pass by Cimu Bridge. The name “Cimu” directly translates to “loving mother”, as a homage to a touching story of maternal love. At the eastern end of the bridge proudly stands the Cimu Pavilion, a structure commissioned by the late president Chiang Kai-shek in the memory of his own mother.

    Originally constructed with white marble from the region, this red steel bridge, resembling a cable-stayed design, was known as the “Marble Bridge” before being swept away by a typhoon in 1990. On its eastern end, visitors can take in the scenic beauty of a riverbend where millions of years of powerful rapids have artistically shaped the riverbed.

  • 13:30-14:10

    Tunnel of Nine Turns

    Your tour continues with a visit to Tunnel of Nine Turns. Hold your breath, because this natural masterpiece will take your breath away!

    Tunnel of Nine Turns is considered the most scenic section of Taroko Gorge, which reopened to public in 2019 after years of repair works. As you walk along the trail, you can see the meandering river running through the deep and spectacular canyon from above, and you can also have a closer look at the faults and folds of the sheer marble cliffs, as well as the vegetation on the walls.

    Taroko National Park Tunnel of Nine Turns Taroko National Park Tunnel of Nine Turns

  • 14:30

    Eternal Spring Shrine (pass by)

    After that, you will pass by Eternal Spring Shrine, a memorial shrine established in 1958, to commemorate the 225 personnel (military veterans) who died during the construction of the Central Cross-Island Highway.

    From afar, you can see the waterfall cascading over the sheer cliff below the shrine, creating a picturesque view.

  • 14:50-15:20

    Marble Factory

    On the way back to the train station, your will visit a local marble factory, where you can get some handcrafts made of marble or souvenirs featuring the local characters, to enrich your travel collection.

  • 15:25-15:40

    Qixingtan Beach

    Before you return to the train station for your train back to Taipei, you will visit the most romantic beach in Taiwan. Qixingtan Beach, a crescent-shaped beach covered with sprawling pebbles.

    Here you can take a walk, chill yourself and enjoy the sea breeze along the beach, or challenge yourself to stack a stone tower with the pebbles.

  • 16:05

    Arrival at Hualien Train Station

  • 16:30

    Entrain for Taipei (#181, ETD 16:40, ETA 19 :16) (#229, ETD 16 :30, ETA 18 :56)

  • 19:30

    Return to the Taipei Main Station

    Your 14-hour adventure ends with drop-off at Taipei Main Station.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Professional licensed tour guide (Mandarin / English / Japanese)
  • Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Round-trip TRA express train ride between Taipei and Hualien
  • Lunch
  • Local general liabilities insurance
  • Beverage
  • Gratuities
Important Notice
  1. Tour commentary will be provided in Mandarin, English and Japanese.
  2. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. The sequence and time of stay at tour stops may be adjusted according to the traffic/weather condition.
  4. If the tour has to be cancelled due to bad weather, we will contact you no later than the evening before the excursion day by email or SMS.
  5. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes earlier than the pick-up time.
  6. Each guest is allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage.
  7. This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users and people with physical disabilities.
  8. Ensure you carry enough cash with you to cover your expenses for snacks, beverages, souvenirs, tips, etc. Convenience stores and most of the eateries in Taiwan don't accept credit cards as a form of payment.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, you must cancel your booking at least 24 hours before the listings local pick-up time(GMT+8). Please contact us by email or phone. 


Email: edisonts@ms6.hinet.net 

Phone: +886 2 25635313


No-shows are defined as passengers who do not show up on time for the tours. In this event, the bookings will be cancelled and non-refundable.


Cancellations made 24 hours or more in advance of the listing’s pick-up time in the local time zone: full refund

Cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance of the listing’s pick-up time in the local time zone: non-refundable

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